Can My Child be Anorexic But Not Underweight?

Parents often worry about anorexia, but if their child isn’t underweight most won’t realize that an eating disorder has already started. Some experts have even noted an increase in “normal weight” teens being admitted to hospitals for eating disorder treatment.

A teenage girl looks at her tablet and is unhappy with her body image

Body Image and the Media: Understanding the Link

If your teen is like most, their days are filled with media and they are bombarded by images of beautiful women and men. They are subconsciously told what society thinks is attractive. While there is no single cause of an eating disorder, the media contributes to an increased body dissatisfaction among teens and young adults.

My Child Has an Eating Disorder: How to Survive the Holidays

Everywhere you look during the holidays, the highlight of many gatherings is coming together around a table full of food. While this might sound enjoyable to a lot of people, if you have a teenager suffering from an eating disorder, this overindulgent time of year might turn into a very stressful season.

Gift Ideas for Your Teen Recovering from an Eating Disorder

The holidays are full of festivities that are centered around food. Many people enjoy this time of indulgence and fun, but for your teen in recovery from an eating disorder this season can be the most difficult time. It’s not just the celebrations that can trigger a relapse, but even certain gifts can cause them pain and send them back to their disorder.

Eating disorders affect all ages, genders and races.

Who is Affected by Eating Disorders?

Every parent hopes to avoid adolescent eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. The reality, though, is that eating disorders affect children of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities and socioeconomic groups. The good news is that they’re treatable.

How Do Eating Disorders Develop in Teenagers

How Do Eating Disorders Develop?

There are a lot of misconceptions about what causes eating disorders, and as a parent of a child who may be struggling with an eating disorder, it can be difficult to understand why this is happening to your child. How do eating disorders develop? In this blog post, you’ll find that there are many factors that may contribute to the problem.

Teen girl combs her hair in front of the mirror while thinking about anorexia and hair loss.

Can Eating Disorders Really Cause Hair Loss?

Anorexia. Bulimia. Binge eating disorder. Eating disorders like these have many negative health consequences ranging from tooth decay, organ damage, malnutrition and even death. But, can an eating disorder cause hair loss or thinning hair?